Paid Employment - Academic

Paid academic employment opportunities for JCU students:

Maths Refresher Facilitator

Position Title

Maths Refresher Facilitator

Employer (Unit and Directorate)

Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement

Academic Language and Learning

Campus Location

Townsville, Cairns

Rate of Pay

Casual Teaching, Rate S, Classification 906

Employment Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

SP1 and SP2

Maximum and/or Average Hours per Week

Approximately 15 hours per semester (weekend of O Week in SP1 & SP2)

Number of Positions per Study Period

Maximum of twenty positions

Position Description

Becoming a Maths Refresher Facilitator will offer a unique experience to grow in a professional and personal capacity.

You will assist student participants to enhance their mathematics knowledge, skill and understanding. You will support the students to development by scaffolding mathematical content, modelling strategies and providing advice to enable them to become more competent, capable, confident and independent learners of mathematics.

Selection Criteria

  1. A current senior undergraduate or postgraduate student.
  2. A course GPA of at least 5.5.
  3. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  4. Demonstrated high level mathematical skills and understanding.

Recruitment Information

All positions will be advertised on JCU CareerHub ahead of the employment period.

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Session) Leader

Position Title

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Session) Leader

Employer (Unit and Directorate)

Learning, Teaching and Student Engagement

Academic Language and Learning

Campus Location

Townsville, Cairns

Rate of Pay

HEWL 2, Step 10

Employment Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

SP1 and SP2

Maximum and/or Average Hours per Week

Average four hours per week

Number of Positions per Study Period

Maximum of thirty-five positions

Position Description

Becoming a PASS leader will offer a unique experience to grow in a professional and personal capacity. Working within a supportive and enjoyable team environment your role will be to promote students’ academic development by modelling strategies and providing advice that will enable students to become successful, independent learners.

As a PASS leader, you will facilitate group discussion central to helping students gain a deeper understanding of course concepts. Intrinsic to this is the ability to balance/leverage different personalities and abilities within your sessions and act as a mentor to younger students who are transitioning to university life.

PASS facilitators are supervised and supported by the PASS coordinator.

Selection Criteria

  • A current senior undergraduate (in 2nd, 3rd or 4th year)
  • A course GPA of at least 6.0
  • Achieved a HIGH DISTINCTION or better in the PASS subject being facilitated
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, particularly Outlook and Excel
  • A broad understanding of the PASS program

Recruitment Information

All positions will be advertised on JCU CareerHub ahead of the employment period.

Peer Advisor

Position Title

Peer Advisor

Employer (Unit and Directorate)

Learning, Teaching & Student Engagement

Academic Language & Learning

Campus Location

Townsville and Cairns

Rate of Pay

HEWL 4, Step 10

Employment Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

SP1 and SP2

Maximum and/or Average Hours per Week

Seven and a half hours per week

Number of Positions per Study Period

Maximum of eight

Position Description

This position supports students’ academic development through the modelling of strategies and providing advice that will enable students to become successful, independent learners.

You will refer students to academic and support services, online support resources, including subject specific LibGuides, writing skills online, maths resources, etc.

Selection Criteria

  1. A current senior undergraduate (final year) or postgraduate student
  2. A course GPA or at least 5.5
  3. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills
  4. Excellent academic writing portfolio
  5. Demonstrated high level of computer literacy
  6. Demonstrated high level of information literacy

Recruitment Information

All positions will be advertised on JCU CareerHub ahead of the employment period.

Sessional Tutor

Position Title

Sessional Tutor

Employer (Unit and Directorate)

Division of Tropical Health and Medicine

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

Campus LocationTownsville and Cairns

Rate of Pay

Variable according to experience

Employment Periods (SP1 & SP2 dates)

All study periods

Maximum and/or Average Hours per Week

Varies according to subject requirements

Number of Positions per Study Period

Varies according to subject requirements

Position Description

Sessional tutors are employed to support students’ academic development within subjects through facilitated tutorials and workshops.  This role requires an ability to develop weekly lesson plans based on subject focus area and learning outcomes, recording attendance, provide student consultations, as well as the marking of  assessment pieces.

Sessional tutors facilitate group discussions that are central to helping students gain a deeper understanding of subject and course concepts, and provide advice to support students to become successful, independent learners.

Selection Criteria

  • Completed one award level higher than students being tutored
  • Excellent demonstrated discipline knowledge and a high overall GPA
  • Excellent written, interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

Recruitment Information

Contact Subject Coordinators within courses